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By Chris McKay

This ebook covers the heritage of 'Big Ben', the good clock and bells at Westminster, from the origins of Westminster because the seat of presidency correct as much as the celebrations of the nice Clock's one hundred and fiftieth anniversary in 2009.

The ebook starts by way of taking the reader via a customary stopover at to the Clock Tower, after which starts the historical past of the palace of Westminster, masking the hearth of 1834, the development of the recent homes of Parliament and improvement of the clock and the bells, going into element on their layout and set up. The ebook covers the recognized cracking of the present bell mammoth Ben in 1859, with sketches of all of the characters concerned, the 2 international wars, and the catastrophe of 1976. The e-book ends with a
detailed technical description of the clock mechanism.

The publication is richly illustrated, and should charm not just to clockmakers and horologists, yet to bell fanatics, and people with an curiosity in our wealthy Victorian heritage.

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